What Happens to Your Solar Panels During a Storm
Worrying about solar panel damage depending on the weather may not be your highest priority. Storms of all sizes have more than likely passed through the area at different points of the year. Most storms create little, if any, damage to your home. This does not mean you should not be concerned about the possibility of weather harming your home. High winds, rain, and other conditions have the potential to cause harm to the solar panels on your roof. It is important to understand what your home, including your solar panels, can withstand.
Hailstorms are less likely throughout the DC Metro area. However, when they occur, it can create problems for homeowners. Having this concern for your solar panels when hail starts to fall is common. Installing solar panels under the suggestions provided below will ensure that they remain in good condition:
- The panels are made of tempered glass as well as a highly flexible material.
- The panels are built to withstand impact from rock, hail, or similar materials.
- Panels are usually only damaged from hail when stones hit the same spot repeatedly.
Wind may be even more worrisome than hailstorms, especially if you live in an area where hurricanes are common. While high winds can cause roof damage, they are less likely to cause panel damage. This is due to the solar panels being able to withstand up to 140-mph winds. Panels can therefore withstand most hurricanes and certainly weaker storms.
- Storm and Rain
Installing high quality solar panels should ensure a lifetime of at least 25 years. These panels are well equipped to do their job effectively in the middle of severe weather conditions.
When initially purchasing your solar panels, you may have wondered how they would succumb to the inclement weather. With high quality panels that meet the list provided above, you should not feel the need to worry about any damage to your solar panels, no matter how severe the weather is.